Monday, June 1, 2015

Antique Robots

A  L  O  H  A !
" Nothing is stranger to man 
than his own image. "
Karel Čapek 
(January 9, 1890 – December 25, 1938) 
Czech author and playwright, who introduced and made popular
 the word robot as a word for artificial human beings, 
which first appeared in his play
 R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) in 1920

This speaker wearing a flowered hat
 evokes the capable, friendly robots
 of 1950's Sci-Fi

" In the twenty-first century, 
the robot will take the place 
which slave labor occupied 
in ancient civilization. "
Nikola Tesla
[10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943]

 Osaka Tin Toy Institute

" And all plans, safeguards, 
policing and coercion 
are fruitless. 
 We find that after 
years of struggle we 
do not take a trip, 
a trip takes us. "

                    John Steinbeck

Linking to
Our World Tuesday

What a long, strange
trip it's been!
From Teddy bears
to white noise machines.
From Robby the Robot

What's around

the next corner?
Let's see it 
T O G E T H E R!

Life is just

getting interesting.
[The first 50 or so
years are just practice]

Thank YOU
for humming along!
                            Fondly, cloudia & "Hat-Y"

" Leaving a comment PROVES
that YOU are not a robot! "


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Good Morning, have a great day!

EriKa Napoletano said...

Very nice. A big hug from Italy

Ileana said...

Interesting, isn't it? What IS next?! Have a great week, amiga! xo

TexWisGirl said...

well, i'm officially out of practice mode, then. :)

Charles Gramlich said...

the world gets stranger all the time, but that's cool

Teresa said...

Love the robots!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Thanks for that great trip into robotdom, Cloudia. Have a great week!

Cloudia said...

Thanks friends!

RedPat said...

I am not a robot! ;-)

eileeninmd said...

The robots will be taking over! Great post and images, Cloudia! Enjoy your day and have a happy week!

Elephant's Child said...

How nice to learn where the term came from...
And somedays I am a robot.

Karen S. said...

Robby take me to your leader!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

A fun post, Cloudia. I especially like Robby the Robot! Vintage and futuristic all at the same time!

William Kendall said...

One wonders what's next.

Of course, 1982 predicted replicants looking like Rutger Hauer in just a few years, and we still aren't seeing them!

NC Sue said...

Spooky post, but fun!
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